Rangers face the Astros with 1-0 series lead

Updated Apr. 6, 2024 4:01 a.m. ET

Houston Astros (2-6) vs. Texas Rangers (5-2)

Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: J.P. France (0-0, 4.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, five strikeouts); Rangers: Jon Gray (0-0, 12.27 ERA, 2.73 WHIP, two strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Rangers -110, Astros -109; over/under is 9 1/2 runs


BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros, leading the series 1-0.

Texas went 90-72 overall and 50-31 in home games last season. The Rangers scored 5.4 runs per game while allowing 4.4 last season.

Houston had a 90-72 record overall and a 51-30 record on the road last season. The Astros batted .259 as a team in the 2023 season with a .768 OPS.

INJURIES: Rangers: Joshua Jung: 10-Day IL (wrist), Max Scherzer: 15-Day IL (back), Tyler Mahle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: 15-Day IL (lat), Nate Lowe: 10-Day IL (oblique), Michael Lorenzen: 15-Day IL (neck), Jacob deGrom: 60-Day IL (elbow), Carson Coleman: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Astros: Penn Murfee: 60-Day IL (elbow), Luis Garcia: 60-Day IL (elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Oliver Ortega: 15-Day IL (elbow), Bennett Sousa: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Shawn Dubin: 15-Day IL (forearm), Jose Urquidy: 15-Day IL (forearm), Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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